Its official! The Witcher 2, Crackdown, Forza Horizon and Fable Anniversary to be enhanced for Xbox One X
Not only that, they added a graphics mode or performance mode option for all X enhanced BC games. Man this is awesom! Downloading the updates right now!
Blue Dragon in 4k next please
YES! The game already looks great, it would look crazy in 4K
BC is unecessary and waste of time feature.
Mike has a point. When the best feature of a new console is playing old games its pretty sad tbh.
@thrust, well it certainly isnt the lineup lol.
mike i am a ps4 only owner but it's not a bad thing to have options. instead of looking at it through any other point of view why not l0ook at it as something MS has done right and hopefully others will follow. I want all 3 console makers toi learn from each other and make improvements because in the end we as gamers want more not less features/options now sony has me covered games wise with more than enough support but i wouldn't mind being able to play ps2 games on ps4 without having to pay extra
I saw that, It seems you can choose to render in 4K (9X the resolution of 720p) OR in a special performance mode that increases the framerate mode at the original resolution. I wonder if this will let You run 60fps on games that were originally locked at 30? Whats everyones thoughts?
I wish I knew more about that. Does that mean that you lose the 4k mode when you run it in performance? I like that we get options, but they don't or haven't told us the full benefits or technical abilities of each.
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... From the article: "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was enhanced for Xbox One X at the end of 2017, adding both a mode prioritizing 4K resolution at 30 frames per second, and another prioritizing 60 frames per second with dynamic scaling." I assume that if XB1 games like Witcher 3 are able to double the frame rate with dynamic scaling that the Witcher 2 could possibly do both 4k and 60fps at the same time. Other stuff like better filtering, enhanced textures, and even HDR can be added to older games though so I'm sure it's more a developer decision as to what gets supported.
Witcher 2 and... fable! Fable! FABLE! Simply Awesome! Can´t wait to play it on the X! Xbox One X is getting ASTONISHING support! Congrats and Thank You Xbox Team!
I noticed there were 2 updates for Halo 3 and Gears 3,I couldn't find anything about it at that time.This is a great way of supporting your BC games though. (A battle that Sony is definitely losing ATM)
Yea, Mirrors Edge also got a new update. Microsoft said in an interview that when they add support for more titles , that other titles that they already enhanced for the X may also see benefits. So I’m guessing that is what we are seeing. It is incredible how they are doing the 360 enhancements for the X. Some games rendered their texture mipmaps on the fly on the 360. So for those games, the emulator that they built for the X tells the game engine to render those mipmaps at a higher resolution. Which is why they are able to make the textures in those games look high resolution without going back and physically recreating them. Very cool tech, on top of the 16xAF and 4xMSAA... it makes these games look incredible in 4K on the X. HDR can be drawn out of some 360 titles that originally used 10bit encoding(most used 8bit) in their rendering pipeline. Though they take those games that they can re-encode in HDR to the original developer to make sure that the HDR look is what their original vision was for the game. If not, Microsoft doesn’t do it. The developer has final say in whether or not the 360 titles that can support HDR, ultimately get it.
It's an update to the emulator for them to allow the performance/graphics mode option
People must have forgot about this.......... https://www.slashgear.com/x... I never did. It just took years to implement.
You're right, I remember this as well.
Good. I have everything except Fable. Picking up that X1X soon
I never played the original Crackdown as I only had a PS3 at the time.From what i hear its a great game. Think I'm gonna download it on the X as a warm up for the upcoming Crackdown 3 release :)
I remember buying it for the sole purpose of the halo beta, but was pleasantly surprised by the game after I went and tried it.
I bought it for the halo demo as well and I ended up liking it more than halo lol. There is no story or whatever, it’s just pure gameplay fun.
Never played Crackdown on 360 is it worth it to grab it now?
You better belive it. Very good game and now looks better than ever.
The first crackdown was the best imo. Hopefully the latest can live up to the hype!
Yes it is.
Yes it is, the narrator is funny as hell. One time I died and the narrator said “ahhh well” as soon as I exploded into the air and landed in the water
I got the Witcher 2 free from Games with Gold a few months ago, Now looks like an ideal time to install it and start a new adventure :) A great day for fans of the series.
this is what i like about backwards compatibility games you owned you dont gotta pay i got crackdown free with gold along time ago btw anybody notice crackdown 1 now because of xbox one x enhanced patch looks like crackdown 3 gameplay from E3
Ok this is awesome
Alright, that’s cool. I’ll check out CrackDown again as a primer for CD3. Wish they’d do that for Vanquish and Bayonetta. Bayonetta’s visuals could use some cleaning up.
Bayonetta would be amazing in 4k , I've got the game on the Wii U and I just re-bought it for the Switch just so I can replay it on the train on my way to work lol :) Bayonetta in 4k running on the X in backwards compatibility would literally make my year :) I love the game , still remember how exited I got playing the original. I played it on the PS3 at the time , I remember seeing my mates version of the game running on the 360 and thinking how crappy the PS3 port was (it was handled by a different studio and was a famously bad port) still I 100%'d the game and spent hundreds of hours mastering the combo's. I remember me and my buddy reading edge magazine and seeing that it scored 10/10 then rushing out to buy it on the day of release. Don't care who makes it ... Xbox One BC or a PS4 -Pro remake - give me 4k Bayonetta now !!
Bayonetta is one of my favorite games and favorite characters of all time. I triple dipped Bayonetta for Switch too. Had it for 360, WiiU and now the Switch. If they could just make her look less pixel-y, I’d be thrilled. The game still holds up well, but if they were to slap that in 4K I’d die. I have the Pro and the X so I wouldn’t care which system it landed on. I’d quadruple dip.
@DaFeelz Oh yeah, I own it for 360 too... So I guess if they remade / remastered I'd be dipping 5 times! Jesus , no wonder I've never got any money lol !!
@DaFeelz And to show just how bad the PS3 Bayonetta port was check out the Digital Foundry comparison with the Wii U and 360 versions. https://www.youtube.com/wat... The framerate is literally 1/3rd of the 360 AND Wii U in the first scene!
Crackdown backwards compatible on XO? I see some opportunity for capturing hijinks. I want 2 to be patched to work now. It wasn't as good, but I like the idea of the whole series being playable.
It wasn’t as cool, but the wing suit was awesome
I actually wouldn't care if backward compatibility was just running the game as is, since grabing a 360 used is no more than 40-50$ used, BUT having them enhanced?!? That's a whole game changer!!!!
If you already own the games they're "freemasters". Freaking awesome!
That's cool. Sometimes I can't believe the One X video card is just a $200 gpu (custom version of Radeon 580) and the games still look great in 4k. A lot of optimization going on here. Should be easy for older titles though. Very impress with consoles though.
I don't think it's a question of how easy or not...more of a question of who else is doing this period. No one else is doing this...Microsoft is giving us free enhanced games that still support multiplayer and making the games look very close to current gen titles with current gen features, instead of making it's gamers re-pay for a remake like others are. We know it can be done for older titles...but when has this ever been done?
I totally agree with you. It gets totally bananas, when other fanboys brag about review scores for these remasters and criticise MS for not delivering as many games.
very close to this gen? dude, not really... Not even close to this gen. What a bunch of lies. I really dont understand. Do you work for Microsoft? have you seen the diference from a remake of last gen game to this gen? Have you ever played Ratcht and Clank or Shadow of Colossus? tell me wich game comes near those remake in the Enhanced Xbox 360 ? By happy with the feature, but that dont compare it to the amazing work made from studios that deliver next gen experience.
It is as far as output being close to 6tflops but you have to remember the memory bandwidth of the GPU is 326gb/sec with 12gb GDDR5 (9gb for GPU) and the 580 is 268gb/sec with 8gb GDDR5, so the memory amount and speed is a little better on the X's GPU :)
Seeing the price of GPUs swelling because of bitcoin mining the X seems like an even better value proposition now more than ever.
That is a dedicated GPU, the Xbox 1x has to share that memory and pipeline with the CPU.
An rx 580 is 400+ right now.
About the same power of the old GTX 970 https://www.techpowerup.com...
Microsoft pumping new life into these classic games! This is what's so special about its BC initiative...they have the ability to go in and enhance them...FOR FREE! That is the ultimate in pro consumerism! The Witcher 2 and Crackdown especially look very good...almost like they were made with base Xbox One in mind, but at 4k. Amazing.
wow, there aren't enough new games to enhance, so they have to resort to enhancing old games.
Why would new games need enhancing? lol
well coz lots of xbox one games arent compatible with xbox one x and have 900p graphics ... though this guy (goatking) is just trolling for the sake of trolling
@zahdab Like what? Crackdown co-op and fable 1 are better additions than anything left on the Xbox one. I play gears 4 in hdr 4K on the xbox slim. It got an enhancement I guess but it didn’t need it lol. See what I’m saying?
forza horizon 2, sunset overdrive for example if we're talking about exclusives these are pretty worth it in my opinion besides loads of 3rd party titles like the metro games, dying light etc... that could use an upgrade ... not sure how u got gears 4 to run on the slim .... i am pretty sure it's only 4k on xbox one x and hdr on the S
@N4G Never feed a troll. Trolls thrive on derailing threads, Causing unnecessary arguments and generally diverting attention away from the positive side of gaming. If you ignore a Troll, they will go away eventually. Remember N4G , never feed a Troll. PS - At least we know who added all the 1's in the downvotes section now.
@Cupofjoe "Man its 10 12 year old games its not that great pc been doing it for years bayonette vannquish witcher2 yup 4k hdr" Cool story bro. Thanks
this guy i knew if scrolling these comments i would find a person like you on here
AHHHH, another upset fanboy trolling.
I got a new update for Gears of War 3 today on Xbox one X. What is New( I havent downloaded it yet)?
Little tidbit for those who don't know what the view button is. To access the 360 menu, press both black buttons, that being start and view, in the middle of the controller at the same time. Then the old 360 wheel menu will pop up. Go to settings and check your desired option. Have fun : )
Thanks for a great tip @Littletad.
How does telling people how to access a feature to use get two down votes???? SMH.....
Remember where you are
Yea that's a damn shame, only on n4g.
Wow, what a wonderful and well deserved feature. Congrats xbox owners! (From one semi-jealous PS4 Pro owner)
Nice! Now what about Forza 5 & 6?!?
I dont see Microsoft putting effort into enhanccing Forza 5 and 6 when they already made sure Forza 7 and Horizon 3 runs at native 4k...if you need a 4k Forza fix, I would go with one of those.
*sigh* Your probably right. I definitely plan on picking those up someday once I get caught up.
Damn and I recently finished Fable. Hopefully they do fable 3 soon.
Nice, been playing horizon and witcher 2